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Private Equity’s huge appetite for TMT assets continued in 2015

While Silicon Valley-based investors were piling money into their latest unicorn or even a decacorn – a start-up valued at more than $10bn (€9bn) – investors in the UK and Europe continued to see great potential in more mature industries such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Over the last few years, we have seen a vast swathe of the mid-market ERP players – such as Exact and Unit4 – being taken into Private Equity hands and this theme continues.

Selected US Private Equity Acquirers in the UK TMT Market 2015